Police make arrest after death of man found in burning RV ruled homicide

Police have arrested 35-year-old Jason Butler Nichols who they say killed a man whose body was found dead inside a burning RV Monday morning in Anne Arundel County.

Nichols faces several murder and arson charges in the death of 57-year-old Dennis Lee Perry Sr. Officers believe the victim was living in an RV in a wooded area near Ritchie Highway and Sycamore Drive near Glen Burnie. His death was ruled homicide by blunt force trauma.

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Investigators believe Perry was targeted by Nichols who is being held without bond.

Fire crews had been called to the scene for reports of a brush fire and spent several hours extinguishing the flames.